Ann Marshall

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Portland Doula Love for Experienced Pregnancy & Family Support

Doula services can be beneficial for new parents. They’ve almost become essential to pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, with their guaranteed support and compassion. If you’re looking for doulas or any other services geared toward parents, Portland Doula Love is an excellent option!

About Portland Doula Love

One of Portland, Oregon’s leading providers of doula services, the Doula Love Family of Companies, offers Childbirth Education, Birth Professional Training, father services, and Placenta Preparation Services. Doula Love is the creation of Wendy Scharp, birth and postpartum doula, placenta preparation specialist, and childbirth educator. While many people are familiar with at least one of the companies in the family, they wish for everyone to know that The Portland Doula Love Family of Companies is composed of 4 companies with one common goal. 

Since 2012, Wendy and Shawn have owned Doula Love LLC. At Doula Love, they don’t focus on just getting the baby out; they want your child’s birth to be an amazing and transformative experience. Doula Love, as an organization, is looking to support families during such a fantastic transition. Owners Wendy and Shawn have spent a large portion of their careers working in the field of addiction, homelessness, and mental health. After years of seeing the effects of broken families, the couple decided to dedicate their lives to helping families stay well and offering a step up to parents who may be struggling with their transition into parenthood.  

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Doula Love LLC offers a variety of supportive services. They provide professional doula care and student doula care. A few of their services include birth doula services, postpartum doula services, sibling support services, night nanny care, and placenta services. Doula Love has certified doulas who carry professional liability insurance and are infant CPR/first-aid certified. For their professional doulas, fees range from $1,000 to $2,500 based on experience, and the number of families served. 

As for their student doulas, they offer them from September to February every year, with them on a sliding scale based on income, ranging in price from $0 to $800. Their postpartum doulas offer one rate of $45 per hour for daytime and overnight care. They have a 3-hour minimum during the day within the city of Portland and a 4-hour minimum outside Portland. Their overnight hours are 8-12 hours.

They also offer packages. Their birth doula package includes the following: 

  • two prenatal visits (more if needed), 
  • continuity of care, 
  • unlimited phone, text, and email support, 
  • 24-hour on-call availability from 38 weeks until birth (special arrangement possible for twins or high-risk pregnancies), 
  • continuous birth support, 
  • guaranteed backup Doula Services, and 
  • ongoing support as needed and extensive referral services. 

This package also includes free classes!

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Doula Love LLC is not only a doula agency but a parent company of four other groups, including a support group for dads. All groups offer support for birth, support for babies, support groups, and beyond. 

They also provide well-rounded classes, including: 

  • birth classes to help prepare you for birth, no matter what kind you are planning on, 
  • breastfeeding classes to help and educate on lactating, 
  • newborn care essential classes to give you a boost of information and keep you informed on what is usually best for newborn babes, 
  • infant CPR classes, 
  • baby sleep basics to teach how the baby develops and sleep patterns change in the first six months, and 
  • bringing baby home class, which aims to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. 

Portland Doula Love

Suppose you’re looking for a doula service that will match you up with the perfect doula for you. In that case, Portland Doula Love LLC is definitely the way to go with their experienced staff, who dedicate themselves to you and your baby’s needs!

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